Kristen Pawlick, BAHSc(AT), CAT(C), RMT
Kristen is a Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist and
Registered Kinesiologist. She also practices Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and
Fascial Stretch Therapy. After completing a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences
Degree in Athletic Therapy, Kristen went on to earn a diploma in Massage Therapy
at the Ontario College of Health and Technology as well as a certificate in
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University in Hamilton, ON.
Kristen’s therapeutic focus is on musculoskeletal injuries using Neurofunctional
Acupuncture and manual treatment to address pain and increase function.
Neurofunctional acupuncture facilitates a faster healing response for quicker return
to work, sport and play.
In addition to treating at Oakville OptiHealth Clinic in Oakville, Kristen is a Senior
Instructor with the McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture Program. Kristen is also
the Head Therapist for CheerForce WolfPack in Oakville. Kristen’s field experience
includes the Pan American Games in 2015, University of Toronto Varsity Women’s
Field and Ice Hockey programs, Women’s Ontario and Canadian Field Hockey teams
and numerous local youth sporting events.
Kristen is an associate of Global Healthworks Foundation; a not for profit foundation
that provides acupuncture and massage therapy to poverty stricken communities
During her trips to Guatemala with this foundation, Kristen assists in the training of
local healthcare workers in their effort to continue excellent care.
In her spare time, Kristen is an avid traveller and yoga enthusiast.